First of all, for the people who think this isn't like the book, it's not meant to be! It's set a few years after that, and Tim Burton uses his imagination to bring to the screen a fabulous, dark and sometimes moving story.
This may be a bit scary for younger children, but we all loved it! The special effects are amazing and the acting superb. Whenever you pair Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in a movie together you can be sure it will be something special.
Johnny Depp is scary, cute, loveable, brave and very sweet as the Mad Hatter, but completely insane, bless him, and he acts the part to perfection, as he does any role.
The cast obviously had a great time making this and it shows. We saw this in 3D at the cinema and just had to buy the DVD as soon as it was released! Yes, it's a fairly run-of-the-mill, predictable, good versus evil story, but none the worse for that.
If you decide to watch this, don't expect the usual Alice story, suspend your disbelief and have the fun the makers intended you to have. It's great!